Hanoi (VNA) - The application of the multimedia presentation technologies, especially the use of artificial intelligence in image identification, in combination with modern sound and light helped attract viewers.

With the application of the 3D Mapping technology, the multimedia fine art exhibition of “Hang Trong Folk Paintings” brought exciting experiences to viewers, thus bringing folk paintings closer to contemporary viewers.

The programmer was started on November 20 evening and ran through November 27 at the Hanoi Museum.

Valuable works put on show


The exhibition showcased 50 Hang Trong paintings of different themes like worshipping paintings, traditional Lunar New Year paintings and current affairs paintings. An important focus was the two paintings on metal sheets by Artisan Le Dinh Nghiem’s father in 1942 and 1943.

According to Nguyen Tien Da, Director of the Hanoi Museum, those two paintings were of a great value of the Hang Trong folk painting genre, manifesting the stills and craftsmanship of the artisan.

In the realistic exhibition space, artisans guided visitors how to make Hang Trong paintings and help them get an insight on the history of forming and development of this folk painting genre.

Hang Trong paintings create one of the typical folk painting genres in Vietnam. According to researcher Le Dinh Nghien, this genre used to develop in Hang Trong and Hang Non streets of Hanoi with two popular types for worshipping and traditional Lunar New Year decocation.

A prominent point of Hang Trong paintings is their thin and graceful sketches. They are rich in colours and spaces. The colours commonly used are pink, green, orange, and yellow. The characters in the paintings are spherical and there is no conception of space.

Hang Trong folk painting first came into being in the 16th century. This genre has been rated by researchers as highly aesthetical and sophisticated with the wood block printing and colouring techniques. They also bear deep imprints of the culture and time of their time.

The genre peaked in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It also made important contributions to the development of the folk painting trade, helping it prosper in Vietnam for once.

New technology brings Hang Trong paintings closer to young viewers hinh anh 1Artisan Le Dinh Nghiem is making a Hang Trong folk painting (Photo: VNA)


Tracing origin with new ways


At the exhibition, the images of more than 100 Hang Trong paintings were presented in the 3D mapping technology, in combination with modern sound and light.

Besides, at the experience space, the organising board also applied the image identification technology that helped visitors interact with the works. The image of each visitor was sketched with the technology and he would experience his own image in a Hang Trong folk painting.

A representative of the organising board said the combination of the two exhibition spaces (realistic and experience, with the application of the new technology) was to meet the requirement of various groups of viewers.

Researcher Tran Hau Yen The of the Vietnam Fine Art University held that the application of the multimedia presentation technology, especially the use of artificial intelligence in the image identification, in combination with modern sound and light, would attract viewers.

“This is a new and interesting way to attract viewers, especially the young generations, to the exploration of the Hang Trong folk paintings in particular and the traditional cultural values of the nation in general,” he stressed.

The multimedia art exhibition “Hang Trong folk paintings” was hosted by the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports. It came as part of the activities towards the celebration of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23)./.

VNA